Career Services

Job Search Preparation

Job Searching Online

Protecting yourself while job searching is of utmost importance. Please review this video and review these tips to help you learn about security precautions you can take in your job search online and with job offerings that may come to you through email.

Maricopa Career Network

The Maricopa Community College's have partnered with Jobing.com to offer its students the latest listing of employment opportunities as well as resources to improve ones marketability.  On Maricopa Career Network you can:

  • Search the latest opening positions
  • Post your resume so that it is visible to potential employers
  • Learn how to interview, write a resume, network, and job search using the Job Search Tool Kit
  • Create and share your resume with jobing.com's JResume

Before you start job searching you want to prepare yourself for the process. Take a moment to watch the following modules as they will help guide you through the job search process in easy to follow steps. In addition, when you are searching for positions online make sure to use a variety of search terms to access the greatest number of job listings. That means, using words describing what you would like to do rather than just using job titles. Because there is a large number of applicants that usually apply for jobs online, you may need to apply to a significant number of jobs per week. Make sure you are tailoring your resume to each position your are applying for.


Job Search Strategies:

Direct organizational search:Are you interested in working for a specific company or organization? If so, make sure to visit their "job" or "employment" link on their website for the latest employment opportunities available within the company or organization. Also take a look at their social media website such as Twitter and Facebook for potential job leads and opportunities as well. 

Job Search Engines: There are many large job search engines available that will allow you to review multiple job posts at once. However, keep in mind that there are also many applicants applying to these jobs and that you research the company and positions to make sure it meets your standards.

Networking: Social Media Job Search Sites & Tools: As social media outlets become increasingly popular in job searching, following companies and searching for jobs through this outlet will allow you to access instant leads that may not be posted elsewhere.